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Just a year removed from a devastating loss in this same situation, the No. 6 Sunnyslope volleyball team celebrated a championship, defeating No. 1 Millennium 15-25, 25-21, 25-18, 14-25, 16-14 in the 2019 AIA 5A Girls Volleyball Championship Final.

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The dirt spread across the Mountain Ridge football players’ all-white uniforms just minutes after the conclusion of their season appeared a metaphor the digging the Mountain Lions did to get to the playoffs.

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Each Greenway High volleyball player had a pair of ribbons on their shoes in the team’s 3-2 senior night victory over Thunderbird High. The defending 4A state champions had a motto on each foot.

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Conner Cordts, the senior quarterback for Cactus High, is building on last year’s success and taking major steps as a player and leader on the field.

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Boasting a 6-2 record and a legitimate shot to reach the 4A playoffs in back-to-back seasons, the Glendale High football team is in unfamiliar territory, based on its history.

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The story of Mountain Ridge football’s surprising turnaround season starts with senior linebacker Tommy Ellis.

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You cannot tell the story of Mountain Ridge football’s surprising turnaround season without mentioning senior linebacker Tommy Ellis.

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Greenway High football brought back most of its starting defensive core from last season. Coach Ed Cook said he could tell as far back as spring practices last school year the unit could be special, as long as the unit could “keep it simple.”

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Will Haskell Jr., junior quarterback for Glendale’s  Ironwood High School Eagles football team, never even envisioned himself playing the position, much less a dual-threat starter with dreams of competing at the next level.

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Just five years ago, Lyndsey Fry was on the ice in Sochi, Russia. As a member of the 2014 United States women’s hockey team at the Winter Olympics, Fry had the opportunity to play on the sport’s biggest stage and helped lead Team USA to a silver medal. Fry was the only player on the team’s r…

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With a 34-man roster that includes 14 international players from 10 countries, Grand Canyon’s soccer team has turned diversity into a team strength, despite the challenges that come with a collection of players from different cultural backgrounds.

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Before Kliff Kingsbury made the move from Lubbock, Texas, to Arizona in 2019, Whitney Norman did the exact same  in 2013, sparked out of a high school visit to see a childhood friend in Chandler.

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It has been a while since Sunnyslope badminton has lost a match, and even longer since it suffered a playoff defeat. The Vikings have captured state titles for three consecutive seasons and went a perfect 14-0 in their 2018 campaign.

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Last season, a young Arizona Coyotes team came within four points of a playoff berth, finishing just behind the Colorado Avalanche. And with several prospects waiting in the wings, the organization is about to get even younger.

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Jabz Boxing, a boxing fitness center for women located at 6645 W. Bell Road in Glendale, is filled with several ladies punching, weaving, doing ab workouts and more on a Thursday afternoon with fast-paced music blaring out of the facility’s stereo.

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The Arizona Coyotes recently signed forward Clayton Keller to an eight-year contract extension through the 2027-2028 seasons. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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For a Mountain Ridge team that went winless in 2018, and carried a multiple-season, 16-game losing streak into the current football season, a 2-0 start in 2019 — Ridge’s first such opening since 2010 — would seem satisfying.

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At 35 and 22, respectively, Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk are at opposite ends of their respective NFL career spectrums. But that age gap didn’t keep the Arizona Cardinals receivers from reacting in the same way to the sudden retirement of 29-year-old Indianapolis Colts quarterback And…

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Despite a sports market with little elbow room, limited media coverage and obstacles including a canceled season, the Arizona Rattlers have stiff-armed adversity and remain a player in the Arizona sports scene.

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The community surrounding Glendale Prep Academy spent their Saturday evening on August 17, at exactly 8:17 p.m., celebrating the renovation and expansion of the school’s football field.

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The Arizona Coyotes have signed goaltender Adin Hill to a one-year, two-way contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Josh Heinz’s chase for an athletic scholarship has gained significant momentum, this after the Mountain Ridge High School senior was invited to participate at the EXOS Select 50 instructional showcase in Phoenix on August 3.

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None of the current roster was on campus for what could be considered the recent “glory days” of Sunnyslope Viking football. From 2013-15, the Vikings had an overall record of 32-4 and were high playoff seeds in each postseason.

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In an attempt to address issues surrounding summer basketball that sparked the involvement of the federal government, the NCAA Basketball Academy made its four-region debut recently.

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A group of around 15 amateur golfers — members of the West Valley AZ Mediocre Golf Association — talked trash, hung out and even took a few swings at Valley Golf Center in Avondale on a Thursday night after work. The local chapter of the nationwide association calls their weekly outings “church.”

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Over 100 high school basketball players crowded into the PHHacility, a Phoenix-based basketball complex, for the third annual Southwest All-American Basketball Camp from July 23 through July 24, with a chance to show off their skills in front of over 40 confirmed college basketball coaches a…

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The story has been the same for Moon Valley basketball for several seasons. The Rockets have continually been one of the most talented and successful teams in their conference and have been among the contenders for an AIA state title.

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The Arizona Rattlers were just three points short of perfection on July 13. Sioux Falls stormed into Glendale and captured the Indoor Football League’s United Bowl, 56-53, ending Arizona’s hopes for a perfect 16-0 record.

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The Arizona Coyotes have inked contracts with an assistant coach and special assistant to the general manager. 

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As the Coyotes continue to evolve with new ownership and new personnel, the team’s president suggested another new opportunity could be in store: an NHL outdoor game in Arizona, possibly at Sun Devil Stadium.

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A group of players, drinking newly bought sports drinks and typical high school stadium food like hot dogs and candy due to a lack of other options, crowded both hoops to take a precious few warm-up shots while the teams actually using a high school’s lone basketball court for their summer g…

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Arizona college bowl games are about to get even bigger with a big-time college conference connection for the Cheez-It Bowl, beginning with the 2020-21 season, that will feature a matchup against a Big Ten vs. Big 12 team.

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